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Embedded Software Engineer Principal

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Job ID: 216757
Location: WARREN, MI, United States
Date Posted: Aug 13, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Embedded SW Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is working closely with the US Army Ground Vehicle System Center (GVSC) in Warren, MI to develop leading edge technologies for future combat systems. This candidate will be a member of an integrated industry-government team working to design, develop, demonstrate, and sustain embedded software systems that push the current state of technology and are critical to our national defense.  


  • Specifically the Embedded Software Engineer, Principal will lead a technical team in the design, development, documentation, testing and debugging application software for embedded systems.
  • The successful candidate conducts, analyzes and collaborates with subject matter experts in the planning, design, development, and utilization of software on embedded systems. 
  • Performs hands-on embedded software system development from lab to field application.
  • Determines computing system requirements; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops autonomous services, desktop applications, scripts, and utility programs.
  • End product is special use and customized software.
  • As team leader, ensures software standards are met.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a Technical Lead contributing to and directing the efforts of development teams, including internal and external team members
  • Ability to develop software requirements to translate stakeholder needs into software requirements
  • Technical capability in the area of embedded software engineering; knowledge in software architecture modeling and software development
  • Experience in hands-on development of embedded software in a system integration lab (SIL) environment
  • Proficient in high level programming languages like C/C++
  • Familiar with real time operating systems like VX Works
  • Knowledge of Instrumentation Software (LabView, MATLAB), Scripting Tools and Microcontroller experience
  • Knowledge of Communication Buses (CAN (J1939), USB, Ethernet)
  • Knowledge of QT for development of user interface
  • Knowledge of Data Distribution Services (DDS)
  • Familiar with development tools such as VMWARE, Visual Studio, DOORS
  • Develop software using an Agile development environment, using various SecDevOps tools, such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket (Git), Jenkins, and Docker
  • Collaborate with other Agile Team members and engineers both internal and external for software development activities and general integration
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply ISO/IEC 12207 standards for software and systems engineering
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field and 9 years of software development experience with embedded systems; OR Master's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field and 7 years of software development experience with embedded systems
  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain the interim Secret Security clearance to begin working on the contract.  Must be able to obtain the full Secret Security clearance.  SAIC will assist with the process of obtaining the interim Secret clearance for the qualified candidate.
  • Broad experience designing, programming, and implementing embedded software systems
  • Able to provide in-depth evaluation and analysis of unique complex technological issues
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Linux O/S and Windows O/S commands, solid understanding of C++, and knowledge of real time operating systems like VxWorks
  • Experience with Instrumentation Software (LabView, MATLAB), Scripting Tools and Microcontroller
  • Knowledgeable in Communication Buses (CAN (J1939), USB, Ethernet)
  • Experience with UI/UX approaches
  • Experience working in Agile development environment


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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